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Are the signs of dyslexia in a newborn baby?
...Psychologists in Illinois have correctly predicted dyslexia
in 8-year-olds onthe basis of their brain waves ju...erves inthe fetal brain, which is thought to cause dyslexia
(New Scientist, 24 April1999, p 26). As Molfese will tell a symposium on dyslexia
in October at the ...
Study spotlights uniqueness of human brain
...iseases like dyslexia. "There's good evidence that dyslexia
is accompanied by defects of the M pathway.Our understanding of this common disorder might be improved if our ideas aboutthe human M pathway, which are currently based almost exclusively on studies ofmonkeys, were to take into account human specializ...
Dyslexic children use nearly five times the brain area to perform an ordinary language task as normal children
... ofNeuroradiology, also provides new evidence that dyslexia
is a brain-baseddisorder. Dyslexia, a reading diso...r familiesalso had a history of multi-generational dyslexia
that was confirmed in aconcurrent family genetics study. The boys, fitted with earphones w...
Treatment helps dyslexics significantly improve reading, shows brain changes as children learn
A novel treatment for dyslexia
not only helps children to significantly improve t...of Neuroradiology, also provides new evidence that dyslexia
is a treatable brain-based disorder, according to neurophysicist Todd Richards and neuropsychologist...
Georgetown researchers to present evidence of biological cause of dyslexia
...y. "These study results are further evidence that dyslexia
has biological roots," said Guinevere Eden, DPhil,...ad to the creation of an early diagnostic test for dyslexia
that might allow us to identify the condition in children even before reading difficulties are prese...
Short-term dyslexia treatment strengthens key brain regions
... reading instruction, brain scans in children with dyslexia
develop activation patterns that match those of no...rology. These findings indicate that children with dyslexia
use the same regions of their brains as other readers, and that specialized instruction can rapidly ...
Dyslexia may involve both vision and hearing
...eans. "For the first time, there is evidence that dyslexia
is a multi-sensory disorder," says Mark Wallace, P...isabilities. "Until now, experts have thought that dyslexia
was either a visual processing problem or a problem involving language areas of the brain," said Wal...
fMRI depicts multisensory dysfunction in people with dyslexia
...ealth. While the underlying neurological basis for dyslexia
is still unclear, previous studies have shown that people with dyslexia
cannot distinguish the sounds in spoken words. However, reading is a complex mental task, requiring ...
Recent research finds boys have more literacy problems than girls
...n each study boys were notably more likely to have dyslexia
than girls. Across all the studies, about 20 perce...to have a range of developmental difficulties, and dyslexia
is one of them. The research also has wider implications for educationalists. The earlier learning d...
Under the surface, the brain seethes with undiscovered activity
...how we understand reality to be. It's thought that dyslexia
works somewhat like this--that some parts of the brain process written words in an unusual way and seem to make beginnings of words appear at their ends and vice versa. Infant brains may see the entire world the same way, as a mass of disparate scene...
Old dogs, new tricks?
...ite the fact that the majority of individuals with dyslexia
are adults, little is known about the biological b...hat recovery mechanisms, usually seen in pediatric dyslexia
cases, are also working in adults brains. This suggests that unlike children learning to read, adul...
Adults with dyslexia can improve with phonics-based instruction
...112 hours of phonic-based instruction, adults with dyslexia
had significant improvements in reading and change...esearcher, from Wake Forest Baptist. "We know that dyslexia
is not something children outgrow, and our findings suggest that it's never too late for instruction...
Promise for helping adults with dyslexia
Adults suffering from dyslexia
can benefit from tutoring in processing words, and...g. The findings are important, they wrote, because dyslexia
accounts for 80% of all learning disabilities in the U.S. and U.K. and affects between 5% and 17% of...
Auditory test to help identify learning impaired
...dren with language-based learning problems such as dyslexia
and in children whose speech perception is extraordinarily disrupted by environmental noise," said Nina Kraus, Hugh Knowles Professor and director of the Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory. "In our experience, children with these timing deficits appear...